Cortes de Cima is a winery in the Alentejo started in 1988 - Hans and Carrie Jorgensen are making wine from over 100 hectares of vines. They’ve built everything from scratch as nothing was planted 25 years ago.

Originally from San Francisco, Hans and Carrie came from Northern Europe sailing to look for a place to start a vineyard. They finally stayed in the Alentejo as a storm stopped their boat. Also Carrie’s great grandfather was Portugese. They have a daugther and a son, born and raised in Portugal but who left home to study.

Cortes de Cima  was the first winery to have a blog, a website and a boutique. They have over 2300 fans of Facebook and don’t make the most of Twitter yet with already over a thousand of followers.

They support Vinocamp because they believe strongly in the online fun wine community. They want to engage the consumer online and be part of the conversation. To Cortes de Cima,  that’s where the future of wine marketing in Portugal is !

What you will be enjoying on your day at Cortes de Cima (Sunday, May 29th) :

  • A long drive to the Alentejo green countryside where you will be amazed by the cork trees, castles and Portugal unic vine landscapes.
  • You’ll arrive by a driveway planted with cypresses that will make you feel in France.
  • Arriving at the winery, you’ll find  white washed buildings perched on hillside, typical of the Alentejo archtecture.
  • It’s time to have a winery tour and meet the winemakers, also very involved in the online conversation.
  • Then join Carrie Jorgensen, winemaker Hamilton, Hugo, Helena, and the IT guy – Jose Eduardo in the tasting room and enjoy the beautiful view. Taste some Syrah, Petit Verdot and Portugese Varietals like  Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, Trincadeira. Have a bite of the local lamb and sheep cheeses and their delicious olive oil.

The Jorgensen will be happy to meet you, exchange on your experience
and see you take advantage of the Wifi to let your heart speak!

A bientôt at Cortes de Cima!